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Keep your hand firmly on the helm of thought

Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this – in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hand firmly on the helm of thought. In the barque of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep; wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, ‘Peace, be still!’


This passage is one of my all-time favorites. Not only is it so eloquently written, but it speaks truth to the highest level. It comes from the book, As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen, and it is a book I have studied hundreds, if not thousands, of times. 

There have been many times in my life where I have felt like a “tempest-tossed soul.” Growing up poor. Failing out of high school. Working a dead-end job. Even after I had started my commercial cleaning business and was producing great results,...

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